PBS leads Daytime Emmys
Public television takes 12 awards, including seven for "Sesame Street."
The long-running children's series took seven Emmys. (Richard Termine / PBS)
Kevin Clash, who portrays Elmo on "Sesame Street," won for performer in a children's series. The performer in an animated program went to Maile Flanagan as the title character in the PBS show "Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks."
Syndicated shows earned 10 awards, with comedian Ellen DeGeneres' talk show taking four. "Jeopardy!" was honored for game or audience participation show, while the service show Daytime Emmy went to "30 Minute Meals with Rachael Ray."
Among the major broadcast networks, CBS won nine Daytime Emmys, ABC earned four and NBC two.
AOL won the first Daytime Emmy presented for content delivered via the Internet, cell phones, PDAs and other small screen devices for the concert special "Live 8."
The awards were presented in simultaneous ceremonies in New York, hosted by Meredith Vieira of "The View," and in Los Angeles, hosted by actor-comedian John Henson.
Other Daytime Emmys for performances and programs will be awarded April 28 at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre during a three-hour telecast on ABC.
Winners are chosen by a panel of their peers in each category.